We are currently recruiting graduate students and hiring postdocs!
For Graduate Students
Openings are available for graduate students who seek for PhD and master degrees. Research and teaching assistantships are provided. The applicants are anticipated to have strong background on physics and have taken core physics courses from their undergraduate education. Academic degrees and experiences in physics, atmospheric sciences, space physics, meteorology, fluid mechanics, and/or applied math are highly encouraged. The students who are interested in geoscience, fluid dynamics, and electrodynamics, and wish to learn data science of ground-based and satellite observations, and numerical modeling of the Earth's atmosphere and space are highly welcomed. The prospective students are encouraged to contact the PI directly for the research opportunities that fit your background.
To apply officially, please follow the Department's application procedure at: www.clemson.edu/science/departments/physics-astro/academics/graduate/application.html.
The application deadline for the Fall admission is January 1.
We currently have two openings for postdoctoral researchers who will work on the PI's NSF and NASA projects (please check Projects). One opening is for the research on atmospheric wave coupling and the other one is on magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere (MIT) coupling. The candicates are expected to have PhD degrees in atmospheric sciences, space physics, meteorology, applied math, or other related areas. The applicants with numerical modeling expertise including developing his/her own model and/or working with global coupled models are highly encouraged to apply. Research experiences on the modeling and data analysis of either neutral wave dynamics or geomagnetic storms are highly valued. We welcome self-motivated and responsible researchers. The initial appointment will be for one year with the option for yearly renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, dissertation abstract, a clearly articulated research statement of no more than 5 pages excluding references, and the names and contact data of three references as a single PDF via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/56345). Reference letters will only be sought for short-listed candidates. Please contact the PI if you have any questions.
For Undergraduate Students
The group has multiple projects that are suitable for undergraduate students who are interested in data science, numerical modeling, and supercomputing. In particular, the students will have opportunities to learn advanced signal processing and data analysis skills using MATLAB, IDL and Pathon, science programming using Fortran, and Linux/Unix working environments. The group provides various opportunities for undergraduate students to learn remote sensing technology, process the science data obtained from the rich ground-based and space-borne measurements. In addition, we have been running multiple mechanistic and general circulation models on the Clemson supercomputer system (Palmetto cluster), from which the students can gain knowledge and experiences on numerical scheme development and modeling for atmospheric and space sciences. The students will be supervised and work closely with the group members towards an ultimate goal of delivering meaningful science results and paper publication.